27: 3 Things That Frustrate Me as a Health and Safety Professional

July 3, 2023

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HI! I'm Aimee

In today’s episode of Transmit Safety, I talk about 3 things that frustrate me as a health and safety professional.

I have been really struggling to record this podcast episode. I initially wanted to talk about the 10 things that I hate about being a health and safety professional. But every time I turn the mic on, every time I’ve hit record for the last five days I circle back to something that’s been very much a hot topic in the news. 

And I don’t even want to talk about the topic that has been in the news but what I will say is that it has led to me feeling a lot of frustration.

Whenever I’m frustrated about something, I take a moment and ask myself, “Why am I frustrated about this particular response?” And I’m starting to do some more self-reflection on that process. 

So, in today’s episode, I wanted to share some of the frustrations that I have as a health and safety professional.

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • The value of safety is not being put into action
  • Frustration as a trigger to try and understand where other people are coming from
  • Expecting to be an expert in way too many things as a health and safety professional but not having the resources to support that professional development
  • The lack of an internal support network as a health and safety professional

The Transmit Safety Podcast is here to help health and safety practitioners achieve a holistic approach to workplace health and safety so they can become impactful leaders and put the value of safety into action.

Resources and links

Learn how to build and cultivate your professional network online in episode 13 of The Transmit Safety Podcast: 10 Tips To Build And Leverage Your Professional Network

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Quotes from this episode

“The way that I view things is not always the same way that other people view things and that is 100% okay. That’s what makes us human. That’s what makes our society diverse. And that’s what makes our society grow.”

“As somebody who really believes that our values are the foundation of how we make decisions, I struggle when people say that they have safety as a value, but you do not see them put it into action”

“If you’re in a small organization or if you’re working in a remote location on a project, isolation can limit collaboration. It can hinder knowledge sharing. It can challenge the implementation of safety initiatives because you don’t have as many people to bounce ideas off of.”

Connect with Aimee Arsenault

Aimee Arsenault is a CRSP and CHSC. She is the founder of Transmit Safety, a business that helps you simplify and streamline health & safety management systems.

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